What is the meaning of count?


  • The total number counted.
    • usage: "a blood count"
  • The act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order.
    • usage: "the counting continued for several hours"
  • A nobleman (in various countries) having rank equal to a British earl.


  • Determine the number or amount of.
    • usage: "Can you count the books on your shelf"; "Count your change"
  • Have weight; have import, carry weight.
    • usage: "It does not matter much"
  • Show consideration for; take into account.
    • usage: "You must consider her age"; "The judge considered the offender's youth and was lenient"
  • Name or recite the numbers in ascending order.
    • usage: "The toddler could count to 100"
  • Put into a group.
    • usage: "The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members"
  • Include as if by counting.
    • usage: "I can count my colleagues in the opposition"
  • Have a certain value or carry a certain weight.
    • usage: "each answer counts as three points"
  • Have faith or confidence in.
    • usage: "you can count on me to help you any time"; "Look to your friends for support"; "You can bet on that"; "Depend on your family in times of crisis"
  • Take account of.
    • usage: "You have to reckon with our opponents"; "Count on the monsoon"
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APAWordNet. (2010). count. Retrieved April 23, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/count/definitions/1191407
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